NEWS: US police recover The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s stolen guitars worth $50k 2

NEWS: US police recover The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s stolen guitars worth $50k

Touring the US  in April The Brian Jonestown Massacre had a stash of custom made guitars and effects pedals stolen. The gear, which has long played an essential role in the band’s utterly unique, inimitable sound and carrying “enormous sentimental value” were recovered this week by police in Portland.

Frontman, songwriter, composer, studio owner, multi-instrumentalist, producer, engineer, force of nature Anton Newcombe tweeted that the theft included a rare Vox ultrasonic 12 guitar, as well as a Vox Starstreamer 12, Gibson ES 12, Fender Jazz bass, Harmony Sovereign 6 acoustic with Dean Markley, Eko 6 string acoustic with built in pickup, and one guitar tech tool kit.

Newcombe has tweeted thanks for the “unbelievable kindness of the Portland music community” in getting the word out, and praised the police for their skillful and swift detective work.

“We are all eternally  grateful to the Portland police department for their help in finding our stolen equipment. It has been said that it had great sentimental value, however, I am not very sentimental, I use my gear to create music 6 days a week, to feed my family and employ my friends. These are the tool of my craft, no different than a truck full of tools used in construction or any other trade.  I also wish to thank everyone for their outpouring of concern, and for spreading the word, especially Dan at KATU TV,” says Anton.

On March 25 The Brian Jonestown Massacre released lead single ‘The Real’ from their 19th album ‘Fire Doesn’t Grow On Trees’, out 24 June on A Recordings. Currently on tour in America, BJM are to announce European dates soon.

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